Operations Manager

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Salt Lake City, UT

Work Location: In-office

Performing Arts Center

  • Full Time
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Fri, Nov 5, 2021
  • Work Location: In-office
  • Performing Arts Center
  • $0
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Website Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Operations Manager
Department: Operations

Report to: Director of Orchestra Operations

This is a full-time, salaried, exempt position offering a comprehensive benefits package.

Position Summary: The Operations Manager will assist the Director of Orchestra Operations with the day-to-day logistical needs of the orchestra including advancing and executing concerts at Abravanel Hall, run-outs and tours across the state, and the Deer Valley® Music Festival. The Operations Manager works closely with the Director of Orchestra Operations, Stage and Production Manager, Front of House Director, Vice President of Artistic Planning, Director of Orchestra Personnel, with colleagues in the Artistic and Marketing departments and all external concert venue partners of the Utah Symphony



•        Assist Director of Orchestra Operations in the planning and management of all concert production activities of the Utah Symphony within Abravanel Hall and at other venues (including tours, Deer Valley® Music Festival, and run-out concerts).

•        Manage Abravanel Hall space usage for Utah Symphony musicians and staff, including ghost light rehearsals, receptions, meetings, tours, and special events. Ensure current season calendar of events and Abravanel Hall calendar correctly reflect Utah Symphony use and needs.

•        Carry out administrative duties including, but not limited to, meeting agendas, check requests/invoices, creating and disseminating concert information sheets, maintaining the orchestra calendar, and updating the OPAS database.

•        Assist and support Director of Orchestra Operations in the organization and execution of travel, lodging and logistics for orchestra tours.

•        Ensure adherence to the collective bargaining agreements that govern the orchestra musicians as it pertains to rehearsals, concerts and calendaring.

•        Maintain archive recordings library and continue good working relationship with recording engineer.

•        Assist Director of Orchestra Operations in formulating the operations budget and keep track of expenses, savings and overages.

•        Attend and contribute to bi-weekly production meetings and monthly orchestra committee meetings.

•        Participate in regular concert duty rotation.

•        Schedule orchestra buses for all tours and run-outs.

•        Manage staff and orchestra parking at Abravanel Hall and the Salt Palace garages.

•        Other duties as assigned.



•        Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 1-2 years’ experience working in orchestra operations preferred.

•        Night and weekend events are an essential part of the job. Individual must maintain a very flexible schedule.

•        Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and experience working within a dynamic team.

•        Strong organizational skills, supremely detail-oriented and self-motivated, with the ability to manage and prioritize simultaneous projects in a frenetic environment.


•        Ability to read music and familiarity with orchestral repertoire.

•        Proven problem-solving skills in a creative workplace.

•        Ability to develop accurate schedules, work within approved budgets and meet deadlines.

•        Working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Experience working with OPAS is a plus.

To Apply:

Please apply online. Application materials should include a cover letter, resume and references. Applications are due by November 5, 2021.

About Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony performs more than 175 concerts each season and offers all Utahns easy access to world-class live musical performances of the world’s greatest music in the state’s top venues. Named the orchestra’s seventh music director in 2009, Thierry Fischer has attracted leading musicians and top soloists to the community, and celebrated the orchestra’s 75th anniversary with a performance at Carnegie Hall. Building on the legacy by long-time Music Director Maurice Abravanel, Maestro Fischer continues to record the orchestra; its most recent release is an album for Hyperion of music by Saint-Saëns.

Utah Opera, established by Glade Peterson in 1978, has been part of the Utah community for 40 years and engages audiences through inspiring operatic performances. The opera company presents four annual productions at the historic Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol, In addition to producing classic works from the operatic repertoire, Utah Opera also emphasizes the importance of contemporary American opera, with notable achievements including most recently the creation and premiere in 2018 of the second production of Jake Heggie’s and Gene Scheer’s “Moby-Dick,” which will appear in co-producing companies throughout the United States and Europe. Current Artistic Director, Christopher McBeth, joined the company in the fall of 2000 and took over primary artistic leadership in 2003.

The six-week Deer Valley® Music Festival is the summer home of the Utah Symphony, and was named one of the top summer destinations by CNN in 2016.

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the orchestra’s parent organization, merged in 2002 and reaches 400,000 residents in Utah and the Intermountain region, with music outreach programs serving around 150,000 students annually. For more information visit www.usuo.org

To apply for this job please visit usuo.org.